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Art on theMART along the Chicago River

“On the night of September 29, 2018, there were 32,000 people assembled along the Chicago River to watch abstract shapes morph and change colors, eyeballs float, and a 20-story-tall giraffe chew cud—all projected onto the surface of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. This was the debut of Art on theMART, a permanent projection system that allows video art to animate the historic building’s entire 2.5-acre (1 ha) river-facing facade. ” -Bill Turner & Mark Dewalt, Urban Land

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A Nocturnal Facelift For Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

“After 80 years, theMART—Chicago’s 1930s-era market and office building that dominates the skyline—is getting a makeover. But it won’t require any major construction or renovations. Instead, the building’s massive riverside facade will be awash in color and light, as high-tech projectors from across the river display moving artwork on its face.” -Karim Doumar, Citylab

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University Research Park Breaks Ground on Corporate Headquarters Building for Exact Sciences

“A five-story building, Innovation One, will use glass to take advantage of natural light and create a modern space that is simultaneously urban, natural and welcoming. Designed by the architecture firm of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, the building will be LEED certified and feature environmentally-friendly elements.” - Exact Sciences Corp

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Architectural Record Features VDT in "The Future of Practice"

“Underscoring the value architects bring to a project has become ever more important, given tightening purse strings and evolving technologies. “I think the recession made everybody sit up and say, ‘What do we need to do to increase the value that we provide?’ ” says Valerio. “An architect always believes that, whatever the question is, design is the answer. But do we really understand the question?” -Josephine Minutillo, Architectural Record

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